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Latrobe City Releases Draft Investment Roadmap for Comment

Latrobe City Investment Roadmap - ready for public comment.

By Portal Admin - 17th August 2020 - Back to News

The draft Latrobe City Investment Roadmap, a document that promotes long-term sustainable economic growth across our region, has been released for public comment.

Latrobe City Council Mayor, Councillor Dan Clancey said the roadmap had taken on a new urgency given the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Together with our branding, regional airport development, and tourism and events strategies, this roadmap demonstrates our passion to grow Latrobe City not only as the regional city of Gippsland but as a powerhouse provider of workers, ideas and innovation for manufacturing, health and emerging industries," Cr Clancey said.

"The roadmap identifies key investment priorities. It also lets governments know that we are serious and ready to move on large-scale projects and plans for a positive, more sustainable future that capitalises on opportunities. It also allows us to seek funding opportunities when they present themselves. Raising our profile in this way entices the right investors to our region.

"Our aim is that, by 2030, we will be the centre of innovation in regional Victoria, adopting a circular economy approach to business and becoming a hub for advanced manufacturing, health and industry-tailored workforce."

Cr Clancey noted that the region has a significant pool of redeployable skills and an education and training sector aligned to industry needs.

"Our existing skills and assets provide a strong foundation for creating a competitive edge in engineering but our largest employer is the health industry. With the right investment in this sector, we can grow Latrobe City into a hub for regional health.

"We’ve worked with key stakeholders to drive this roadmap to the draft stage and now we’re looking for community feedback to get it over the final line. Let’s hear what you, the workers, the residents, the business and industry leaders, have to say. Your opinion is vital. Providing your ideas will further develop this document into a solid foundation from which to grow our city," he said.

You can read the draft roadmap online or pick up a copy at any service centre.

Have your say at www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/haveasay

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